Monday, June 6, 2016

Begin the Day With - Hudson Taylor

Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God in prayer, and get first of all into harmony with him.
Hudson Taylor 1832-1905

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Without Trials and Temptations

No man without trials and temptations, can attain a true understanding of the Holy Scriptures.
John Bunyan 1628-1688

Monday, May 30, 2016

It is Not My Ability - Corrie Ten Boom

It is not my ability, but my response to God's ability, that counts.
Corrie Ten Boom 1892-1983

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Study the Word of God Diligently - William Gurnall

If you mean your hope of salvation should rise to any strength and solidity, study the word of God diligently. The Christian is bred by the word, and he must be fed by it.
William Gurnall 1617-1679

Friday, April 15, 2016

Our Idle Silences - JR Miller

Thomas Carlyle, that gifted author, when he passed the spot where he had last seen his wife alive, would bare his old head in wind or rain, his features wrung with bitter, unavailing sorrow. "Oh", he would say, "if I could see her but for five minutes, to assure her that I really cared for her throughout all that time! But she never knew it—she never knew it!"
We must give account for our idle silences as well as for our idle words.
Taken from the book Secrets of a Happy Home Life by J.R. Miller 1894

Thursday, April 14, 2016

True Worship - Charles Spurgeon

All places are holy to holy people, and all engagements holy to holy men, if they do them with holy motives, lifting up their hearts to God. Whether a man swings the blacksmith's hammer or lays his hand to the plow, that which is done unto the Lord and not unto men is true worship.
Taken from the book Spurgeon on Praise Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Little Sins Multiplied

Little sins multiplied, become great. There is nothing less than a grain of sand - there is nothing heavier than the sand of the sea multiplied.
Taken from the book Smooth Stones taken from Ancient Brooks: Selections from the Writings of Thomas Brooks - Thomas Brooks 1608-1680